SAFC League Champions 1901/02

Sunderland AFC won their 4rth league championship in 1901/02, topping the table with 44 points; three more than second placed Everton. To celebrate the triumph the directors arranged a celebratory dinner on 22 May 1902 at The Grand hotel in the then town. Below is the Dinner menu that was…

Sunderland AFC Promotion Season 1975/76

Sunderland AFC 1975/76 Back row – Cox, Halom, Malone, Gibb, Swinburne, Montgomery, Longhorn, Porterfield, Ashurst, Stokoe Front row – Clarke, Holden, Towers, Moncur, Bolton, Kerr, Robson By the 1975/76 season Sunderland fans craved top flight football, and they would be rewarded. Top spot was justified as Sunderland remained unbeaten at…

SAFC’s 1895 Tour Of The USA

On 25 June 1894 The Trenton Times, a newspaper based in New Jersey carried the following story: “Philadelphia, June 25; Mr HC Crowhurst of The Press has received a letter from Secretary Thomas Watson of the Sunderland Association Football Clubs, England, stating that that organisation will probably send a team…

Birmingham City 2 v 7 Sunderland AFC; League Champions 1935/36

Raich Carter scores at Roker Park, 1935/36 Birmingham City 2 v 7 Sunderland AFC, Football League Division One, St Andrews, Birmingham, Saturday 13 April 1936           Birmingham Scorers: Loughran (31), Clarke (41) Sunderland Scorers: Gurney (13, 55, 63, 75), Carter (36), Hornby (43), Connor (86) Referee: Mr. Booth of Heywood       Attendance: 40,660 Sunderland…